Where her story is found:
Background: Nain was located about 5 miles southeast of Nazareth in the region of Galilee.
I think it was interesting at the amount of people that were there that day. There were two large groups of people meeting at once, Jesus’ disciples plus the crowd following them, and the funeral process coming out of the gate of the city.
Although there were a lot of people, Jesus focused in on the woman, the mother. He told her, “Do not weep.” That is an odd thing to say to someone who has just lost a child, unless Jesus knew something she didn’t, which He did.
In this instance of healing, Jesus touched the open coffin, and then spoke to the young man. When he did, the young man sat up and started talking! Wow! As a mother, my heart would have been overcome at that moment. In an instant she went from having no one to having the most important human being in her life restored to her.
As women, Jesus cares about our every need. He still sees our tears and longs to restore the things we have lost.
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Youngblood, Ronald F. Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014.